Paisley fabric is again making a comeback! The traditional pattern has long been popular in England, Scotland and the United States.
During the 1960’s, The Beatles’ John Lennon immortalized the pattern by painting it on his Rolls-Royce! Today, the well-known design comes in styles suited for most any decor from handsome and historic to flirty and psychedelic.
You might be asking yourself, “What exactly is paisley?”
The “paisley” motif is a bent Cypress (or Christmas) tree paired with floral sprays. It dates back to ancient Persia when royal fabrics and crowns were decorated with the shape. However, the pattern was named after the Scottish textile town of Paisley Renfrewshire.
Paisley pattern fabrics symbolize modesty and strength and have become a statement of artsy, bohemian sophistication. This makes for an easy transition into traditional fashion and home decor.
Famous designers such as Etro, who began as an Italian textile company and is now a global fashion brand, proudly adorns most every look with paisley; their go-to motif. Other designers and brands such as Anthropologie, Jennifer Adams Home and Kelly Ripa celebrate the look with timeless and whimsical options.
Some of our favorite paisley fabrics infuse color and abstract design allowing you to see the pattern in a whole new way!
Kravet’s Latika fabric in festival, is shown on the chair above. Perfect pattern matching emphasizes the symmetrical yet fanciful design.
Mix It Up is an exotic style, offered in two colorways.
It is easy to see why this fabric is a customer favorite. The sturdy, woven design and rich color palette makes for elegant upholstered pieces and bedding.
1502 Fabrics offers traditional and contemporary paisley fabric in a variety of neutral shades as well as most any color imaginable. View our entire selection at 1502fabrics.com.